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January 18, 2022

Chandigarh Welfare Trust, an NGO for the well-being, holistic development of Chandigarh & its people, launched.

• NGO to work to restore, advance, promote Chandigarh’s glory and restitute it as a development model across the globe.

Chandigarh, University

CHANDIGARH, India, January 18, 2022 — With the mission of creating a future full of opportunities, tolerance, social justice, and community well-being at its core, a first-of-its-kind NGO dedicated to the development and welfare of Chandigarh city — Chandigarh Welfare Trust got launched here, today. The Trust aims to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Education, Gender Equality, Health & Well-Being, Economic Growth, Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions, Poverty, and Climate Action.

Mr. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University, and Founder, Chandigarh Welfare Trust, formally launched the NGO. Members of the Governing Body of the Trust were also present.

Talking to the media, Mr. Satnam Singh Sandhu said that Chandigarh was the first modern city in the country and is among very few such cities worldwide to combine monumental architecture, cultural growth, and modernization. “However, with passing times, things have changed due to the growing population and considerable stagnancy in related resources. This NGO is an attempt to restore and promote Chandigarh’s glory and restitute it as a model of development for other cities in India and elevate its standing among the cities of the world,” he said.

Mr. Sandhu said that the Chandigarh Welfare Trust will work for everyone and will need the support of everyone. The Trust will be working tirelessly, besides providing a platform to others, especially the young generation, to contribute to the development and social service of the city.

“The Chandigarh Welfare Trust aims to work for community well-being and sustainable welfare, besides making the Chandigarh city a leader in all aspects including sanitation, education, cleanliness, quality of life, and health. The Trust will bring together 127 NGOs in the union territory, thousands of individual social workers, UT administration and Municipal Corporation in this mission,” he said.

“A couple of decades ago, we started our journey in serving the society with the establishment of Chandigarh Group of Colleges, followed by the foundation of Chandigarh University a decade later. With the love and support of this city and its citizens, we have today established ourselves as leaders in higher education, matching and even surpassing the global standard. This NGO is a sincere effort at paying back to Chandigarh city and its citizens. Through this, the Trust would provide necessary funds, volunteers, and support to the organizations that are constantly striving to develop the city,” Sandhu added.

He informed that the Trust had identified two projects that require immediate attention and has started working on these already. These are improving the ranking of Chandigarh in Swacchh Bharat Index and establishing it as the cleanest city of the country, and improving the positioning of Chandigarh in the Ease of Living Index.

Emphasizing that Chandigarh gains immensely from the different languages, cultures, customs, and beliefs of the people from all parts of the country that it hosts, Sandhu said, “With such diverse population and culture, Chandigarh is a contemporary metropolis. With 86% literacy rate and 53% of its population working and 38% young- the people of Chandigarh will play a deciding role in providing the impetus in making this city beautiful, recognized at the global map.”

To make this world a peaceful and prosperous place, now and into the future, Chandigarh Welfare Trust will align its energies and functioning with the eight Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

“The Trust has thus identified Equity, Empowerment, Protection, Promotion, and Conservation as its key focus sectors,” Mr. Sandhu said.

Chandigarh University is a NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) A+ Grade University and an autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in Punjab.

Source: Chandigarh University

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